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Better GP access to diagnostic tests and more people across the NHS needed to improve cancer care, says RCGP

04 December 2019

Responding to a new study from Cancer Research UK, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "GPs are doing a good job of referring patients we suspect of having cancer in a timely way. Research shows that nearly 80% of all cancer cases are now referred after only one or two consultations – and this is happening despite the widely acknowledged workload crisis in general practice.


Drastic action needed to reverse declining GP numbers trend, says RCGP

28 November 2019

Responding to the latest NHS Digital GP workforce stats, Professor Martin Marshall, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said:


GPs need to 'take better care of themselves' in order to provide the best possible care to patients, says new College Chair

27 November 2019

Professor Martin Marshall, the new Chair of the Royal College of GPs, is calling for GPs to be given the 'space' they need to look after their own health so that they can provide safe care to patients.


Long hospital waiting lists are adding to GP pressures and encouraging patients to go private, says NI's top GP

26 November 2019

The new Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners in Northern Ireland (RCGPNI) has expressed concerns that patients are now waiting up to five years for operations, leaving some feeling that they have 'no option' but to pay for private healthcare.


Home visits are a core part of general practice - and invaluable for some vulnerable patients, says RCGP

23 November 2019

The RCGP has responded to the Local Medical Committee decision on the future of home visits.


Urgent reform of tax system needed so that all GPs are treated fairly, says College

22 November 2019

Responding to NHS pension proposals, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the RCGP said:


Kilkeel GP elected RCGPNI chair

21 November 2019

The Royal College of General Practitioners NI today welcomes Dr Laurence Dorman as its new Chair and a new focus on priorities that include working better together and palliative care.


'Two Week Wait' referrals for suspected cancer can have 'significant positive impact' on outcomes, says College as it urges patients not to miss appointments

19 November 2019

The College has responded to research in the British Journal of General Practice on patients suspected of having cancer who fail to attend urgent referrals.


Pledges to invest in general practice and boost the GP workforce welcome but more details needed, says RCGP

19 November 2019

Responding to the Liberal Democrats' announcement on health today, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, said: "We are pleased that once again the need for greater investment in general practice is being recognised during this election campaign.


Patients shouldn't panic or stockpile in the wake of medicine supply shortages, says RCGP

18 November 2019

The College has responded to reports that the NHS is experiencing medicine supply issues.

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